'Muslims Need To Stop Calling Themselves Minority': Union Minister Giriraj Singh Expresses Concern On Declining Hindu Population

'Muslims Need To Stop Calling Themselves Minority': Union Minister Giriraj Singh Expresses Concern On Declining Hindu Population

The remarks came amidst the report of the Economic Advisory Council to the PM (EAC-PM) which said that in India, the share of the majority Hindu population decreased by 7.82% between 1950 and 2015, while the share of the Muslim population increased to 14.09% in 2015, marking a 43.15% increase in their share.

ANIUpdated: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 01:30 PM IST
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Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh has expressed his concern about the "declining population" of Hindus in the country and stressed that Muslims need to stop calling themselves minority.

"Communists don't have their own power; only the Muslims are their power...Will the country run under the signals from Pakistan? The population of Hindus has dropped, and it is concerning. Democracy in the country will be safe until the time the number of people following Sanatan is in the majority...The Muslims need to stop calling themselves minorities," Giriraj Singh told ANI on Saturday.

The remarks came amidst the report of the Economic Advisory Council to the PM (EAC-PM) which said that in India, the share of the majority Hindu population decreased by 7.82% between 1950 and 2015 (from 84.68% to 78.06%), while the share of the Muslim population, which in 1950 was 9.84%, increased to 14.09% in 2015, marking a 43.15% increase in their share.

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"All the facts have come forth. Some scammers are in jail, while some are out on bail. The people have seen their real faces...There is no difference," he added.

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In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP's Giriraj Singh defeated Kanhaiya Kumar who contested on a CPI ticket. Singh got 692,193 votes with 56.48%, while Kumar got 269,976 votes with 22.03% votes.

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In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the NDA, composed of the BJP, JD(U) (Janata Dal-United), and LJP (Lok Janshakti Party), secured victory by winning 39 out of 40 seats. The BJP won 17 seats with a vote share of 24.1%, while JD(U) secured victory on 16 seats with a vote share of 22.3%. LJP had won six seats with a vote share of 8%. Meanwhile, the Mahagathbandhan, led by RJD Rashtriya Janata Dal), INC (Indian National Congress), and RLSP (Rashtriya Lok Samta Party), only managed to win one seat.

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